As part of the White House’s Open Ebooks initiative, DPLA is calling on librarians and other information professionals to help coordinate books for inclusion in the program to help connect children with ebooks.
We are seeking motivated, engaged community members who have experience with building and organizing children and young adult book collections, who have time to spend building out the first two collections.
What’s involved in being a member of the DPLA Curation Corps? Primarily, enriching metadata to ensure that the best books get connected to their reader. We will be asking participants to help us cull publisher contributions and public domain collections to find the best titles to publish in September 2015 and January 2016. It is important that we not only indicate a title’s reading level, but also its age appropriateness, as well as additional subject headings so that a girl interested in grasshoppers, for instance, can find the right book to meet her need.
If you are interested in helping us connect books to young readers, and you have expertise in this area, please consider being a member of our Ebook Collection Curation Corps. We will announce the first class of Collection Curation Corps on July 18, 2015.
You do NOT have to be affiliated with a current DPLA hub library to participate. Participants will receive a $1,500 stipend.
To find out more about this project go to our White House Open Ebooks initiative page.
Questions about the Ebooks Collection Curation Corps? Email us.